Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Senate Alito Hearing Idiocies Part Deux....The Judiciary Committee

Again this humble blogger will watch the Judiciary committee hearings/vote on Judge Alito's nomination so you don't have to.

Sen. Patrick Leahy: "President Bush seeks to make the Supreme Court a Constitutional extension of the Presidency" PUHLEEEAZE. Hyperbole thy name is Leahy.

Sen. Ted Kennedy: "I am against the strip searching of 10 year old warrants". I've heard of "abuse of warrants" but this is going too far!!!!.

Sen. Joe Biden: "Alito doesn't understand discrimination" And you do Senator? Oh sorry Joe, forgot, you were born a poor black child.

Sen. Diane Feinstein: "When Ginsberg was nominated, the country wasn't polarized". Wanna bet?

"It has nothing to do with qualifications and credentials." Translation: The only credential that matters is that you agree with me.

Sen. Lyndsey Graham: "We'll clean your clock if you make judicial appointments a campaign issue. We welcome that debate". BINGO!

Three hours of Senatorial bloviations changing nothing. 10-8 straight party line vote to move the nomination on to the full Senate.

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